“The Hough Post”
January 14, 2019
Volume 7, Number 9
COE Graduation Reception
Over 300 faculty, staff, graduates, families, and friends attended the COE Graduation Reception on December 14th. Many of the students decorated their graduation caps. Above is a photo of one that stood out.
Rachel Heinz to Receive Award from Abilities First
Abilities First will be honoring Rachel Heinz, Bear POWER Director, at the 2019 Silver Strands event, held at Hickory Hills Country Club on March 22, 2019. Congratulations Rachel!
Bear POWER Cohort Update
On Friday, January 11th, the first cohort of eight students in the Bear POWER Program will go through SOAR Orientation on campus and move into Hutchens Hall where they will be living in the First Year Bears Living Learning Community! Students will start classes on Monday, January 14th. Each student has four Ambassadors (volunteer student mentors) who will be providing a circle-of-support to the students to help them transition to campus life and support them in academic and social settings. Community partnerships with Arc of the Ozarks and Abilities First have helped provide funding and training opportunities for volunteers and staff on campus. Bear POWER students will be in Hill Hall frequently throughout the week to meet with Bear POWER staff and for their Academic Support Session. We can’t wait for you to meet this amazing group of students and to have the opportunity for these students to be on campus with us.
Rachel Heinz, Director of Bear POWER
Promoting Opportunities for Work Education and Resilience
Faculty Research Grants
Faculty Research Grants must be submitted to Dean Hough’s office for signature before January 25, 2019. The Dean’s office will return all grant proposals to Project Investigators on January 29, 2019, so they can be submitted to the Graduate Office electronically before 5:00 PM on February 1, 2019. Late submissions cannot be accepted. The following link provides submission information:
The CAEP Writing Team is now uploading the Self Study along with evidence / appendices into the Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). This will be complete well before our “due date” of February 3, 2019. Links in the report to MSU web pages are also being made active, so CAEP reviewers can access additional information as needed. Between February 2019 and June 2019, we will provide additional information as requested by CAEP reviewers. This is what CAEP calls the “Formative Feedback” phase. Then, the Site Team will visit MSU on November 3 – 5, 2019.
Dean Hough has appointed a CAEP Management Team. Members include Judy Gregg, Emmett Sawyer, Stephen Kleinsmith, and the dean’s two executive assistants Rose Lee and Sharon Lopinot. This group will be making all the arrangements for the CAEP Site Team’s travel, lodging and meals and will develop schedules and agenda for sessions as directed by CAEP. The Management Team will be reaching out across the EPPU to identify key persons to be interviewed by the CAEP Site Team. The dean will send one or two Management Team members to CAEP sessions designed to explain how to prepare for the Site Team visit, thus eliminating any need for more comprehensive representation as was done in the past. Instead, travel funds will be encumbered to support the CAEP Site Team and individuals who will interact with the team.
Larry Dudley retired on January 1, 2019. Because notice was given in December 2018, and Larry requested no public statement be made at that time, we are providing a general announcement now. Given short turn-around time, COE has hired two part-time people, Samuel Faulkner, and Ruban Jayasankar, to ensure technical support continues to be provided with no disruption. James Taylor will continue to manage all distributed user support workers just has he has been doing over the past several years, and Sharon Lopinot will continue to be the person faculty and staff should contact for assistance. Jim will also manage and monitor all technical support workers’ time and effort for Sharon’s bi-monthly approval. We will evaluate our technical support needs very closely over the coming weeks and seek input from faculty and staff to determine if (a) we prefer these additional number of workers managed by a technical support specialist, i.e., Jim, or (b) a return to the single full-time model. Please share your thoughts and experiences with your FAC members, department heads, and immediate supervisors. Both the FAC and LC will make recommendations regarding future directions.
Dr. Barri Tinkler, Professor in Secondary Education/Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity for University of Vermont, a candidate for the Associate Dean position, will be interviewed on January 16th. Her COE presentation is from 2:45 – 4:00 p.m., Hill 002.
Dr. Stephanie Huffman, Professor/Program Coordinator, University of Central Arkansas, a candidate for the RFT Department Head position, will be interviewed January 17-18th.
CEFS has two searches underway. The search committee for the Assistant Professor in Child & Family Development will conduct skype interviews by the end of January. A candidate for Assistant Professor of Child Life Studies will be coming for an on-campus interview in early February.
The CEFS department welcomes back Austin Davis who will be working at their front desk.
You are welcome to attend any of the workshops below. For questions, contact Joi Hook at firstname.lastname@example.org
|1/14/2019||Invitation Only: Southwest Regional Teacher Leader Cohort 2018-2019||PCOB 250||5:00||7:00|
|1/15/2019||Equity Lab 2019 – ALL NEW Compliance Requirements!||Monett School District||9:00||12:00|
|1/15/2019||SW Region/ATLL MLDS Regional Meeting for Emerging Yr. 1 Leaders- January 15, 2019 Register Here!||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|1/16/2019||SW Region MLDS Emerging Yr. 2 Leaders Cohort Regional Meeting January 16 (Wednesday)- Register Here!||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|1/17/2019||Becoming Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive Schools||PCOB 112||9:00||2:00|
|1/22/2019||IEPs Based on the DLM Essential Elements||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|1/25/2019||Preparing Students for MAP/EOC Success!||Meyer Hospitality Room||8:30||3:00|
|1/30/2019||Missouri Model Districts MLDS (Missouri Leadership Development System) Session 2||PCOB 112||9:00||1:00|
|1/31/2019||Creating Standards Based IEPs||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
COE College Council January 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Hill 231
Faculty Advisory Council January 16 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Hill 339
Leadership Council January 17 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Hill 339
Budget Committee January 18 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Hill 330
Martin Luther King Day January 21 University Closed
Dean’s Student Advisory Board February 12 4:00 p.m. PSU315
Staff Professional Development February 13 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. PSU Ballroom East
Dean’s School & Community February 13 5:00 p.m. Kentwood Crystal Ballroom
CAEP Self-Study to be submitted via Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS) between November 2018 and February 2019.
CAEP Onsite Visit: November 3-5, 2019
All notes/minutes from meetings are on the COE website: https://education.missouristate.edu/
|Keep Calm and Spring 2019 on,|